The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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Curtis Creek Campground

U.S. Forest Service Recreation Area with over 10,000 acres in the Pisgah National Forest including Mackey Mountain, a Black Bear sanctuary. The primary road connects to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Tent camping and RV sites (fees apply, campground host on site) available plus hiking trails and one waterfall.  Curtis Creek Recreation Area was the first parcel of land purchased as a result of the Weeks Act in 1911. Two Civil Conservation Corps camps were located here. Two trout streams, Curtis Creek and Newberry Creek with handicapped access available on Curtis Creek. Open April - December 31st.